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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
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If you are into rocks and minerals, this museum has a great selection. The museum itself is fairly basic with simple display cases, and the rocks within the museum are very cool!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into rocks and minerals, this museum has a great selection. The museum itself is fairly basic with simple display cases, and the rocks within the museum are very cool!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Even if you are not a rock-hound, you will enjoy this museum. The displays are excellent with very informative specimen notes. The museum is in two bright, spacious rooms on the School of mines campus and is free to visit. Plan 1-2 hours.

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Longmont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Grandson goes to Mines and will graduate next May. Great school with tough subjects and lots of work assignments. Far from being a walk in the park to obtain your degree.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

One of the greatest mineral collections anywhere. Could be better with more soft-rock geology and fossils

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Golden, Colorado, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This is the BEST mineral museum between NY and L.A., altho the Houston Museum has more cut gemstones. You will be totally whacked by the displays of fabulous natural crystals from all over the world, including Colorado. Great for students and other kids, too. Hint: Bring an extra pair of socks, because yours are sure to be blown off !

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Love to visit this museum with its incredible mineral exhibits. The lower level of the museum has something for the kids, and parents to enjoy. The exhibits are changes regularly and there is always something new to see. Mother Nature is displayed at her best here.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Really impressive collection of locally collected gems, minerals, fossils and meteorites - if you're interested in geology, you shouldn't miss this wonderful free museum.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My upper-elementary kiddos enjoyed the scavenger hunt the museum provides (free rock at the end.) And the adults enjoyed the variety of cool rocks, equipment and displays. There's even a piece of the moon there too.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Lots of interesting items with such informative explanations as well as great tour guides from the School of Mines

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We spent two hours looking at tha displays. Would have stayed longer but since you must pay to park our time was limited. The 'moon rock' was really fun to see and read about.

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